Coronel Oviedo

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Coronel Oviedo
City
Flag of Coronel Oviedo
Flag
Coat of arms of Coronel Oviedo
Coat of arms
Coronel Oviedo is located in Paraguay
Coronel Oviedo
Coronel Oviedo
Coordinates: 25°27′S 56°27′W / 25.450°S 56.450°W / -25.450; -56.450
Country Paraguay
DepartmentCaaguazú
Population
 (2006)
 • Total52,400
The Church of Coronel Oviedo
The toll of Coronel Oviedo, a few meters away from the entrance to Nueva Londres

Coronel Oviedo (Spanish pronunciation: [koɾoˈnel oˈβjeðo]), locally simply known as Oviedo, is a city in east-central Paraguay. It is the capital of the Caaguazú Department, about 150 kilometers east of Asunción, and was founded in 1758.[1]

The city has a population of about 52,400 (2006 Estimate) and is the hometown of former president Nicanor Duarte Frutos. Coronel Oviedo is an important transit point, as it lies halfway between Asunción and Ciudad del Este. In addition, it sits at the intersection of highways Ruta 2, Ruta 7 and Ruta 8.

The moniker for the city is the "Capital of Work" or capital de trabajo in Spanish.

The original name of the city at the time of its founding was "Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Ajos" or "Our Lady of the Rosary of Garlic", as the cultivation of garlic was a prominent local cash crop and formed a significant base for trade in the city. In 1931 the government of Paraguay changed the name of the city to Coronel Oviedo in memory of Cnel Florentin Oviedo, hero of the War of the Triple Alliance.[2] After the war Oviedo settled in Ajos live there until his dead in 1935. The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Coronel Oviedo.[3]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33
(92)
32
(90)
32
(89)
29
(85)
26
(78)
24
(76)
24
(76)
27
(80)
27
(81)
30
(86)
31
(88)
33
(91)
29
(84)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.7
(80.1)
26.3
(79.3)
25.0
(77.0)
21.9
(71.4)
19.4
(66.9)
16.9
(62.4)
17.3
(63.1)
18.5
(65.3)
19.9
(67.8)
22.6
(72.7)
24.3
(75.7)
26.0
(78.8)
22.1
(71.7)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(71)
21
(69)
20
(68)
18
(64)
14
(57)
13
(56)
12
(53)
13
(56)
14
(58)
18
(64)
18
(65)
21
(69)
17
(63)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 160
(6.2)
150
(5.9)
110
(4.4)
140
(5.6)
130
(5.3)
100
(4.1)
61
(2.4)
79
(3.1)
100
(4.0)
170
(6.5)
160
(6.4)
140
(5.7)
1,500
(59.6)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 10 10 9 9 8 9 7 7 9 11 10 10 109
Average relative humidity (%) 70 72.6 73.9 76.3 78.1 78.6 73.8 71.7 69.8 69.4 68.5 68.4 72.6
Source #1: Weatherbase (monthly mean temperatures and humidity) [4]
Source #2: World Weather Online (all data except for monthly mean temperatures and humidity) [5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/138335/Coronel-Oviedo
  2. ^ Decreto Num. 39296 del 5 de Febrero, firmado por el presidente José P. Guggiari y convertido en Ley de la Nación por Ley 1219 del 12 de Agosto de 1931
  3. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/diocese/coro3.htm
  4. ^ "Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay". Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  5. ^ "Coronel Oviedo Monthly Climate Average, Paraguay". Retrieved June 14, 2014.

Coordinates: 25°25′S 56°27′W / 25.417°S 56.450°W / -25.417; -56.450